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BigPapaSmurf
SFN Die Hard

3192 Posts

Posted - 12/20/2007 :  08:25:26  Show Profile Send BigPapaSmurf a Private Message  Reply with Quote
All results and answers apply to the period starting Feb 1st 2008, through Dec 31 2008, all answers should be given in USD$.

-No answer may be generalized or given a range, saying the oil price will be between 81 and 82 dollars or saying it will either be 81.78 or 87.81 will disqualify your answer. Cryptic answers and quatrains will also be disqualified.

1.Predict the epicenter of the strongest earthquake according to the Richter scale, provide a city name or map coordinates; general areas and countries are not valid answers. 10 points for a correct prediction within 100km of the actual result, -1 point for each 100km further from the epicenter. 0 points if the result is between 1000km and 2000km from the actual result, –3 points if your answer is more than 2000km from the actual result. 2 Points for prdicting the exact strength to the tenth on the Richter

2.Predict the strongest hurricane of the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season (Through Jan 1 2009),
-A)Predict the name of the storm with the strongest pressure in millibars. 3 points, Arthur, Bertha, Cristobal, Dolly, Edouard, Fay, Gustav, Hanna, Ike, Josephine, Kyle, Laura, Marco, Nana, Omar, Paloma, Rene, Sally, Teddy, Vicky, Wilfred, Alpha, Beta…
-B)Predict the ATLANTIC storm which will do the most damage in USD$ cost, to the United States, according to NOAA. 3 Points
-C)Predict the number of named Atlantic storms which will impact the US shores with at least hurricane strength. 1 points
-Miss all three answers –2 points

3.Predict the price of a barrel of oil (WTI price) at the New Year 2009. 10 points if within 50 cents of actual, 5 points if within 4$ of actual, 1 point if within 10$ of actual. –2 points if you are off by 15$ or more.

4.List five famous people who will die between Feb 1st and Jan 1st, 2 points for each correct, +10 points for all five correct and –3 points for none correct. As always murdering of your deadpool listees will result in disqualification and imprisonment.

5.Predict the movie which will lead the Worldwide Box office in 2008(IMDB.com) and its take in USD$, 3 points for naming the movie, 5 points for getting the take within 5 million, 3 points for getting the take within 25 million, 1 point for getting the take within 75 million. –2 point if the take is more than 250 million from your prediction. You do not need to get the name correct to get points for predicting the take.
http://www.movieweb.com/movies/releases/year.php?2008 here is a list of the movies

6.Name 3 company stocks which will increase in value from Feb 1 through the close of the last day of trading in 2008. The total % of increase of the combined stocks divided by 15, rounded down will be the # of points received. STOCKS WHICH SPLIT, REVERSE SPLIT, MERGE, BANKRUPT OR BREAK UP IN TO SMALLER COMPANIES WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. Please pick larger companies, small ones are a pain in my ass.

7. Predict the value of the USD$ in relation to the Euro rounded to the nearest US cent as of Jan 1 2009, 10 points if within 1%, 4 points if within 4%, 1 point if within 10%. -2 points if not within 20%.

8. Predict the exact number of people who will be killed in the deadliest terror attack OUTSIDE IRAQ (feb1-Jan1), and the city it takes place in/nearest, attacks by traditional millitary forces will not count, though school shootings and the like are valid. 10 points for exactly correct, 3 points if within 10% of actual. 4 points for naming the city.


This years winner will receive a prize that doesnt suck, from me, so hopefully it wont be someone overseas in Timbuktu.
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Cut and Paste entry form
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1)Strongest Earthquake Epicenter (city or coordinates)
Epicenter)
Actual Strength)
2)Strongest Atlantic Hurricane
Storm with lowest pressure)
Most Damage to US)
# of hits to US)
3)Price Of A Barrel Of Oil
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4)Five Famous Soon To Be Dead People
A)
B)
C)
D)
E)
5)Top Movie Of 2008
Movie Name)
Total WW Gro$$)
6)Three Stocks Of Worth
A)
B)
C)
7)US Dollar vs. Euro Conversion Rate
-
8)Deadliest Terror Attack
Location)
# of Deaths)


Edited by - BigPapaSmurf on 12/20/2007 12:06:17

BigPapaSmurf
SFN Die Hard

3192 Posts

Posted - 12/21/2007 :  06:53:04   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send BigPapaSmurf a Private Message  Reply with Quote
BigPapa's entry,

1)Strongest Earthquake Epicenter (city or coordinates)
Epicenter) Istanbul
Actual Strength) 8.2
2)Strongest Atlantic Hurricane
Storm with lowest pressure) Gustav
Most Damage to US) Ike
# of hits to US) 4
3)Price Of A Barrel Of Oil
$103.40
4)Five Famous Soon To Be Dead People
A)Bob Barker
B)Joe Paterno
C)Joan Rivers
D)Ian Holm
E) Jimmy Carter
5)Top Movie Of 2008
Movie Name) Indiana Jones: Crystal Skull
Total WW Gro$$) $888 Million
6)Three Stocks Of Worth
A) GM
B) Max and Ermas: MAXE
C) Cisco: CSCO
7)US Dollar vs. Euro Conversion Rate
1 Dollar = 0.65 Euro
8)Deadliest Terror Attack
Location) Jakarta
# of Deaths) 78
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Robb
SFN Regular

USA
1223 Posts

Posted - 12/21/2007 :  09:06:17   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Robb a Private Message  Reply with Quote
1)Strongest Earthquake Epicenter (city or coordinates)
Epicenter) Cascadia Subduction Fault 47 Lat, 126 Long. Off of US NW Coast.
Actual Strength) 7.9

2)Strongest Atlantic Hurricane
Storm with lowest pressure) Hanna
Most Damage to US) Dolly
# of hits to US) 3

3)Price Of A Barrel Of Oil $88

4)Five Famous Soon To Be Dead People
A)Les Paul
B)Fidel Castro
C)Ernest Borgnine
D)Olivia De Havilland
E) Rowdy Roddy Piper

5)Top Movie Of 2008
Movie Name)Wonder Woman
Total WW Gro$$) The price of an invisible plane.

6)Three Stocks Of Worth
A) Wochovia (WB)
B) CSG Systems (CSGS)
C) Landstar (LSTR)

7)US Dollar vs. Euro Conversion Rate
1 Dollar = 0.62

8)Deadliest Terror Attack
Location) New York City
# of Deaths)148


Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. - George Washington
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pleco
SFN Addict

USA
2996 Posts

Posted - 12/21/2007 :  13:15:00   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit pleco's Homepage Send pleco a Private Message  Reply with Quote
1)Strongest Earthquake Epicenter (city or coordinates)
Epicenter) 80 miles west of the city of Medan in Sumatra (again)
Actual Strength) 8.0

2)Strongest Atlantic Hurricane
Storm with lowest pressure) Cristobal
Most Damage to US) Marco
# of hits to US) 5

3)Price Of A Barrel Of Oil
$102.27

4)Five Famous Soon To Be Dead People
A) Castro
B) Phyllis Diller
C) John Madden
D) Da Pope (in Rome)
E) Pat Robertson

5)Top Movie Of 2008
Movie Name) The Dark Knight
Total WW Gro$$) 630 million

6)Three Stocks Of Worth
A)apple
B)google
C)schlumberger (SLB)

7)US Dollar vs. Euro Conversion Rate
1 dollar = .82 euros

8)Deadliest Terror Attack
Location) Khandahar
# of Deaths) 47

by Filthy
The neo-con methane machine will soon be running at full fart.
Edited by - pleco on 12/21/2007 13:18:03
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Dude
SFN Die Hard

USA
6891 Posts

Posted - 12/26/2007 :  00:32:48   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Dude a Private Message  Reply with Quote
1)Strongest Earthquake Epicenter
Tokyo, 7.5 magnitude


2)Strongest Atlantic Hurricane
Storm with lowest pressure)Fay
Most Damage to US)Dolly
# of hits to US)1


3)Price Of A Barrel Of Oil
Oil will be $110USD/Barrel on 1-Jan-09


4)Five Famous Soon To Be Dead People
The cast of friends, they will all die in the filming of a TV reunion special when a helicopter crashes into the set.


5)Top Movie Of 2008
Movie Name) Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull

Total WW Gro$$)$210M-US, $450M-WorldWide

6)Three Stocks Of Worth
A)Kyocera, (KYO on the NYSE) (87.79 as of 12-25-2007) (bonus points for ? The rise will be due to solar panel tech breakthrough)
B)GE (General Electric) (37.53 as of 12-25-2007)
C)Siemens (157.50 as of 12-25-2007)


7)US Dollar vs. Euro Conversion Rate
The USD will buy .9 Euros on 1-1-2009 (going against the horde and predicting a strengthening USD due to presidential elections where the US electorate manages to choose a reasonable human being to run the country. Yes, probably a pipedream, but hey.)

8)Deadliest Terror Attack
Location)Manila
# of Deaths)88



Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong.
-- Thomas Jefferson

"god :: the last refuge of a man with no answers and no argument." - G. Carlin

Hope, n.
The handmaiden of desperation; the opiate of despair; the illegible signpost on the road to perdition. ~~ da filth
Edited by - Dude on 12/26/2007 07:52:53
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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
14408 Posts

Posted - 12/26/2007 :  04:51:22   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
1)Strongest Earthquake Epicenter (city or coordinates)
Epicenter)
Actual Strength)

Sushi and haikus
Seven point three boogaloo
Tokyo dances

2)Strongest Atlantic Hurricane
Storm with lowest pressure)
Most Damage to US)
# of hits to US)

African greetings
Dolly crosses the sea
The only one to hit

3)Price Of A Barrel Of Oil

A lack of ethics
Criminal conspiracies
Busted at ninty

4)Five Famous Soon To Be Dead People

Robert Byrd and Helms
Poppy Bush, Robertson too.
Phelps falls off his perch

5)Top Movie Of 2008
Movie Name)
Total WW Gro$$)

Harry Potter Six
Wherein lives The Half-Blood Prince
Three ought three, million

6)Three Stocks Of Worth

Global warming:
Hewlett Packard, Danfoss Co
Sundance Solar, too

7)US Dollar vs. Euro Conversion Rate

Money's in the tank
One point four to the dollar
Thank you Mister Bush

8)Deadliest Terror Attack
Location) # of Deaths)

Pakistan is next
Shredded meat in Karachi
Three hundred, aprox




"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

Edited by - filthy on 12/26/2007 08:27:18
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Dude
SFN Die Hard

USA
6891 Posts

Posted - 01/03/2008 :  04:32:08   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Dude a Private Message  Reply with Quote
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12400801/

Oil tops $100.

To bad I (anf the rest but filthy) predicted this for Jan 2009!


Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong.
-- Thomas Jefferson

"god :: the last refuge of a man with no answers and no argument." - G. Carlin

Hope, n.
The handmaiden of desperation; the opiate of despair; the illegible signpost on the road to perdition. ~~ da filth
Edited by - Dude on 01/03/2008 04:33:46
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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
14408 Posts

Posted - 01/03/2008 :  04:57:45   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dude

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12400801/

Oil tops $100.

To bad I (anf the rest but filthy) predicted this for Jan 2009!


'09 ain't here yet and it could drop back with a Democratic administration.

But if it doesn't, well, whaddafork.....

I am a psychic.
Being wrong is what I do.
I'm payed well for it.





"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

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pleco
SFN Addict

USA
2996 Posts

Posted - 01/08/2008 :  14:36:46   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit pleco's Homepage Send pleco a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I was asked to be more specific on question 1 and I can't edit the post so here it is:

It will be 80 miles west of the city of Medan in Sumatra.

by Filthy
The neo-con methane machine will soon be running at full fart.
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H. Humbert
SFN Die Hard

USA
4574 Posts

Posted - 01/08/2008 :  15:14:29   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send H. Humbert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
1)Strongest Earthquake Epicenter (city or coordinates)
Epicenter) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Actual Strength) 8.2 magnitude quake

2)Strongest Atlantic Hurricane
Storm with lowest pressure) Hanna
Most Damage to US) Nana
# of hits to US) 7

3)Price Of A Barrel Of Oil
$132.70.

4)Five Famous Soon To Be Dead People
A) Dick Clark
B) Jerry Lewis
C) Peter O'Toole
D) Robert Duval
E) Britney Spears

5)Top Movie Of 2008
Movie Name) Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Total WW Gro$$) $640 million

6)Three Stocks Of Worth
A) Home Depot
B) Sony
C) WMI (Waste Management, Inc.)

7)US Dollar vs. Euro Conversion Rate
$1.00 = to 2.06 Euros

8)Deadliest Terror Attack
Location) Cairo, Egypt
# of Deaths) 718


"A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true." --Demosthenes

"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool." --Richard P. Feynman

"Face facts with dignity." --found inside a fortune cookie
Edited by - H. Humbert on 01/08/2008 15:39:48
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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
25973 Posts

Posted - 01/08/2008 :  15:27:02   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Cut and Paste entry form
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1)Strongest Earthquake Epicenter (city or coordinates)
Epicenter) Kyoto, Japan
Actual Strength) 8.3
2)Strongest Atlantic Hurricane
Storm with lowest pressure) Fay
Most Damage to US) Bertha
# of hits to US) 5
3)Price Of A Barrel Of Oil
- $137.64
4)Five Famous Soon To Be Dead People
A) Rip Taylor
B) Elizabeth Taylor
C) Taylor Negron
D) Leigh Taylor-Young
E) Charlton Heston
5)Top Movie Of 2008
Movie Name) Jurassic Park IV
Total WW Gro$$) $430 million
6)Three Stocks Of Worth
A) Google(goog) {@ 691.48 at start of 2008}
B) Ibm(IBM) {@ 108.10}
C) Exxon(xom) {@ 93.69}
7)US Dollar vs. Euro Conversion Rate
- $1 = 0.72 Euro
8)Deadliest Terror Attack
Location) Paris
# of Deaths) 24

- Dave W. (Private Msg, EMail)
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Dave W.
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USA
25973 Posts

Posted - 01/08/2008 :  15:29:19   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by pleco

I was asked to be more specific on question 1 and I can't edit the post so here it is:
I fixed it up for you.

- Dave W. (Private Msg, EMail)
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pleco
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USA
2996 Posts

Posted - 01/08/2008 :  17:27:54   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit pleco's Homepage Send pleco a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dave W.

Originally posted by pleco

I was asked to be more specific on question 1 and I can't edit the post so here it is:
I fixed it up for you.


Muchas gracias.

by Filthy
The neo-con methane machine will soon be running at full fart.
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moakley
SFN Regular

USA
1881 Posts

Posted - 01/08/2008 :  19:49:13   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send moakley a Private Message  Reply with Quote
1)Strongest Earthquake Epicenter (city or coordinates)
Epicenter) Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Actual Strength) 8.0 magnitude quake

2)Strongest Atlantic Hurricane
Storm with lowest pressure) Gustav
Most Damage to US) Gustav
# of hits to US) 6

3)Price Of A Barrel Of Oil
$142.00.

4)Five Famous Soon To Be Dead People
A) Billy Graham
B) Kelsey Grammer
C) Robert Blake
D) Amy Winehouse (drug overdose of course)
E) Mike Wallace

5)Top Movie Of 2008
Movie Name) Indiana Jones
Total WW Gro$$) $575 million

6)Three Stocks Of Worth
A) Home Depot/HD
B) Corning/GLW
C) Pfizer/PFE

7)US Dollar vs. Euro Conversion Rate
$.88 = to 1.00 Euros

8)Deadliest Terror Attack
Location) Strait of Hormuz
# of Deaths) 147

Life is good

Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned. -Anonymous
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BigPapaSmurf
SFN Die Hard

3192 Posts

Posted - 01/09/2008 :  07:22:35   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send BigPapaSmurf a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Just an FYI, the top movie has been over 800M for the last five years or so...feel free to edit your picks until feb.

"...things I have neither seen nor experienced nor heard tell of from anybody else; things, what is more, that do not in fact exist and could not ever exist at all. So my readers must not believe a word I say." -Lucian on his book True History

"...They accept such things on faith alone, without any evidence. So if a fraudulent and cunning person who knows how to take advantage of a situation comes among them, he can make himself rich in a short time." -Lucian critical of early Christians c.166 AD From his book, De Morte Peregrini
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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
25973 Posts

Posted - 01/09/2008 :  08:16:29   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by BigPapaSmurf

Just an FYI, the top movie has been over 800M for the last five years or so...feel free to edit your picks until feb.
I'm predicting a spectacularly bad movie year overall.

Oh, and I think (because there's still time) that eight questions isn't enough. Price of a loaf of bread. Interest Rates. Global average surface temperature. Etc...

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